• Systems Administrator

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    £45,695 - £50,773 per annum plus benefits
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks a Systems Administrator to join us on a temporary full-time basis, initially for twelve months, based at our Cambridge Science Park office (free onsite parking and close to the guided bus and Cambridge North train station).


    As an experienced Systems Administrator, you will provide a high quality technical support function for standard hardware and associated operating systems, telecommunications, back-office software and applications used within the Royal Society of Chemistry.


    The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. The UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with over 54,000 members worldwide, we are a £65m-turnover not-for-profit organisation with over 550 staff operating around the world and an award-winning global knowledge business. For more than 175 years we have promoted, supported, and celebrated chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.


    We have an exceptional diversity of audiences - from RSC employees across the world, teachers, scientists and academics, librarians and corporates to politicians and the public. Our work includes activities focused on our role as a support service to UK and international staff, a data source (e.g. for developers consuming data via APIs), a professional body (e.g. supporting members), a publisher (e.g. selling journals, books and databases), and an education resource (e.g. providing content to teachers, students and professionals). Our technology services underpin the operations of all staff members and of our websites and services. 


    We are looking for:  



    • Expert knowledge of VMWare ESX 6.0+
    • Expert knowledge of Windows Server 2003-2012 R2 and Windows domain environments (AD/DNS).
    • Expert knowledge of Veeam Backup solution and tape archiving.
    • Expert knowledge of Exchange 2010.
    • Strong knowledge of corporate IT infrastructure (virtualisation, networking, hardware, client devices, operating systems, active directory services, systems resiliency).
    • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and a proactive team player, individually or with colleagues.
    • An excellent communicator that can explain technical concepts to technical and non-technical clients.
    • Understands and applies various project documentation.


    • ITIL certification
    • Experience with PowerShell
    • Experience with Atlassian suite (Confluence/Jira/BitBucket)
    • Experiencing working within Agile practices, particularly SCRUM/Kanban. 

    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we offer a great work environment and excellent pro rata benefits.


    If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our 29 August 2018 closing date.


    Download the full job description here.


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